MADISON (WKOW) -- There were 22 new deaths recorded due to COVID-19 in the past day, and 117 people were newly-hospitalized according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Several counties did not report case counts on Thursday, which was Thanksgiving.
In a tweet from Friday the agency said that numbers may be delayed due to the holiday.
Because of delays in data collection, the daily totals don't always correlate to the actual number of deaths on a particular day, although they do over time. Deaths by day are reported by DHS HERE.
As of Saturday afternoon, 1,814 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 29 from the day prior.
Of those, 406 are in the ICU, up 6 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
There have been 3,831 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 5,680 negative cases.
The 22 new deaths bring the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 3,307 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).
Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 311,438 or 81 percent, are considered recovered.
DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.
Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.
The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.
In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.
For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.
Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.
Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.